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    Title
    Showtime : a history of the Broadway musical theater First edition
    Author
    Stempel, Larry author.

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    Personal Author:
    Stempel, Larry author.
    Title:
    Showtime : a history of the Broadway musical theater / Larry Stempel.
    Edition statement:
    First edition
    Publication info:
    New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company, [2010], ©2010.
    Physical description:
    xx, 826 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), music ; 25 cm
    Content type:
    text
    Medium:
    unmediated
    Format:
    volume
    Bibliography note:
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 687-782), discography (p. 783-785), and index.
    Contents:
    Before the curtain -- Out of the nineteenth century, Transition stages. The Astor Place Riot ; Uncle Tom's Cabin, the musical ; The Black Crook ; Variety stages. From minstrelsy to vaudeville ; Harrigan and Hart ; Weber and Fields ; Williams and Walker ; A transatlantic muse. Operetta : the golden age ; Light opera in America ; American light opera -- Into the twentieth century. The native wit. Cohen and Times Square ; Berlin and Tin Pan Alley ; Bolton-Wodehouse-Kern : the Princess Theater ; The cult of romance. Operetta : the silver age ; Romberg and Friml ; Show Boat ; A shadow of vulgarity. Revues : spectacular and intimate ; Musical comedy/musical farce comedy ; Jazz-age "Jazz" ; Broadway songbook. The Gershwins ; Cole Porter ; Rodgers and Hart ; The script angle. A musical play ; Oklahoma! : the musical play ; Literate musical comedy ; Musical theater : the new art. Rodgers and Hammerstein ; Lerner and Loewe ; Harnick and Bock ; Opera, in our own way. Opera on Broadway ; Broadway opera ; West Side Story ; The great American showshop. The Abbott touch ; Harburg's circle ; A Loesser orbit ; Comden and Green-- and Styne -- Toward the new millennium. Away from Broadway. Early alternative musicals ; The Off Broadway renaissance ; Farther "off" and coming back ; The metaphor angle. Cabaret and the concept musical ; Prince, Sondheim & Co. ; Sondheim after Prince ; A dancing place. The ballet-directors : De Mille and Robbins ; The hoofer-directors : Champion and Fosse ; A chorus line and after ; Distancing effects. Rice, Lloyd Webber, and rock opera ; Mackintosh and the megamusical ; Disney and the movical ; Another Broadway-- another show-- Revivals ; Antimusicals ; Sondheim's children.
    Summary:
    Showtime brings the history of Broadway musicals to life in a narrative as engaging as the subject itself--beginning with the scandalous Astor Place Opera House riot of 1849 to such groundbreaking works as Company and Rent.
    Subject term:
    Musicals--New York (State)--New York--History and criticism.
    LCCN:
    2010019704
    ISBN:
    9780393067156 (hardcover) : $39.95
    ISBN:
    9780393929065 (paperback)
    ISBN:
    0393067157 (hardcover)
    ISBN:
    039392906X (paperback)

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      Music and Dance
        Copy Material Location
      ML 1711.8 .N3 S725 2010 1 Book Due: 3/4/2020
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